The Earth Implodes

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The Earth Implodes
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Modded episodeKeen 1
ProtagonistCommander Keen
Release date
Latest update2020-07-19
HomepageBenvolio's Workbench
Discussion(s)PCKF Keen: Modding
Number of levels12
Secret levels0
New gameplay?No
New graphics?Yes
New levels?Yes
New sounds?Yes
New music?No
Downloadnewest (version 1.1)
version 1.0
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The Earth Implodes is a Keen 1 mod released by Benvolio in 2020.


Commander Keen hears word that Mortimer McMire has planned to destroy earth using nuclear technology stolen at the time of the collapse of the Soviet Union. He must travel over to the old USSR to find the radioactive isotopes, before it is too late.


The point items in this mod are eastern european delicacies. The items are as follows:

Appearance Item Name Description Value Notes
Cold Borscht
Cold Borscht A soup, coloured pink with beetroot 256 points
Beef Stroganoff
Beef Stroganoff A ubiquitous Russian type of stew 512 points
Slivovitz A delicious plum brandy, in this case from Yogoslavia 1280 points
Shot of stoli
A shot of Stoli Stolichnaya is Russian Vodka 2560 points
Rare Red Army MRE
Rare Red Army MRE A rare MRE (Meal, Ready to Eat) left over from the Red Army 8192 points
Keycards As a nod to original Doom, there are three keycards, not four three different keys for various doors
Raygun Battery
Battery Provides raygun with ammunition 5 ammo


The enemies in this mod are as follows:

Appearance Enemy Name Description Effect Notes
Wraith Hostile partially human being Lethal to Keen, unpredictable in its movements. Can however be stunned.
Robot Highly aggravated robot with multiple dangerous electrical sparks Charges with unprecedented aggression, and has jumping abilities that allow it to move throughout the levels.
Fire bot on rails
Fire bot on rails Rapidly moving robot on rails. Contact with this robot is fatal!
Sentry Sharpshooting sentry with a raygun Fires early. Fires often. Avoid.


In the world map, there are two forks; one has levels 4 and 5 and the other has levels 8 and 9. In each fork, only one level is necessary for beating the game, therefore the other level can be skipped.

Technical Information

  • Graphics: custom graphics by Benvolio
  • Levels: 12 levels, 1 worldmap
  • Includes a modified status screen, a modified EGA 16-colour palette, and extensive use of tileinfo
  • New sounds
  • Tools used (incomplete list): ModKeen, CKPatch, Mindbelt, TileInfo, Jasc Paint Shop Pro 7, KeenFX.
  • In accordance with Benvolio's policies of gameplay, there is no patch restricting the GOD or CT-SPACE cheats.